In late-stage Alzheimer’s, you may no longer be aware of where you are or remember your life history. Your physical abilities are also affected, and you may not be able to carry out simple tasks. You may:

*Be unable to speak more than a half dozen words
*Need help walking and later be unable to sit up, smile, or hold up your head
*Have trouble controlling your bowels or bladder
*Wander and get lost
*Know familiar faces but have trouble remembering their names
*Have more personality changes
*Have habits like wringing your hands or shredding tissues